COVID-19 outbreak

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  • Iran rejects BBC Persian claim of under-reporting COVID-19 mortality 2020-08-02 17:18

    Iran rejects BBC Persian claim of under-reporting COVID-19 mortality

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Health has rejected a BBC Persian’s claim about under-reporting daily COVID-19 deaths and new cases in Iran, suggesting the British Broadcasting Corporation to reveal the doubtful coronavirus statistics reported by the UK government.

  • Building Back Better: UN supports Iran’s socio-economic response to COVID-19 2020-07-26 18:40

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Building Back Better: UN supports Iran’s socio-economic response to COVID-19

    TEHRAN – The United Nations System in Iran has launched a ‘Program on Socio-Economic Response to COVID-19’ which focuses on three particular areas of intervention, including combined employment generation, social protection, and strengthening the health system.

  • 'One Health' approach needed to link human, animal and planetary health, Iran suggests 2020-07-21 20:23

    'One Health' approach needed to link human, animal and planetary health, Iran suggests

    TEHRAN – The environmental dimensions should be integrated into the 'One Health' approach, strongly linking human, animal, and planetary health, deputy director of the DOE said, adding that key intergovernmental organizations and governments have strong commitments towards the protection of ecosystems.

  • COVID-19 responsible for one-fifth of daily deaths in Iran 2020-07-14 16:13

    COVID-19 responsible for one-fifth of daily deaths in Iran

    TEHRAN – One fifth of the daily deaths in the country are related to coronavirus, which is alarming and worrisome, deputy minister of health has said.

  • COVID-19 rings alarm bells in Iran as daily deaths surge to 200 2020-07-07 17:43

    COVID-19 rings alarm bells in Iran as daily deaths surge to 200

    TEHRAN – The number of daily COVID-19 mortalities in the country hit a new record high of 200 on Tuesday and the total number of deaths reached 11,931, as officials warn of an alarming situation in the days ahead.

  • IRGC at full capacity in fight against coronavirus 2020-07-05 17:03

    IRGC at full capacity in fight against coronavirus

    TEHRAN – The deputy chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for health Brigadier General Ahmad Abdollahi said on Sunday that IRGC will use its full capacity to battle the pandemic in the country.

  • 87% of COVID-19 victims in Iran have underlying illnesses, obesity 2020-06-22 16:52

    87% of COVID-19 victims in Iran have underlying illnesses, obesity

    TEHRAN – About 87 percent of those who have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in Iran had been diagnosed with obesity and underlying illnesses, Health Minister Saeed Namaki has said.

  • Dynamic distancing plan to be launched for COVID-19 containment 2020-06-20 00:00

    Dynamic distancing plan to be launched for COVID-19 containment

    TEHRAN – A dynamic distancing plan will be put into operation in provinces across the country, so that each can decide whether to impose restriction or reopening, depending on the COVID-19 new cases surge in their area, Iraj Haririchi, deputy minister of health has announced.

  • MAP grants $600,000 aid to Iranian families affected by COVID-19 2020-06-14 17:21

    MAP grants $600,000 aid to Iranian families affected by COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Global charity organization Moms Against Poverty (MAP) has sent a shipment worth 25 billion rials (nearly $600,000 at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to help financially struggling families affected by the coronavirus in Iran, Karim Hemmati, head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), said on Sunday.

  • ‘Sympathetic Iran’ donates $35m to families affected by COVID-19 2020-05-27 22:07

    ‘Sympathetic Iran’ donates $35m to families affected by COVID-19

    TEHRAN – A national campaign called Iran-e Hamdel (literally meaning sympathetic Iran) has collected 1.5 trillion rials (nearly $35 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to help the financially struggling families affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Dr. Christoph Hamelmann 2020-05-26 18:35

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Learning from each other – Iran’s COVID-19 experiences should be shared: WHO’s Hamelmann

    TEHRAN – Iran is benefiting from strengths in fighting against the coronavirus epidemic, including strong primary health care system, production surge in a reasonable time, and multisectoral response, WHO Representative in Iran, Dr. Christoph Hamelmann, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • Iran’s social, religious unity ‘a world model for coronavirus response’ 2020-05-10 21:10

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran’s social, religious unity ‘a world model for coronavirus response’

    TEHRAN – Iran could considerably reduce COVID-19 infections and death toll since the onset of the outbreak, the reason behind which is mainly social and religious unity among Iranians that can be run as a role model anywhere in the world, Alireza Marandi, head of Iran’s Academy of Medical Sciences has said.

  • The director of Pasteur Institute of Iran, Dr. Alireza Biglari (left) received the new COVID-19 test kits from the WHO representative in the I.R. Iran, Dr. Christoph Hamelmann (right). 2020-05-09 18:43

    WHO provides Iran with 100,000 COVID-19 test kits

    TEHRAN – The World Health Organization has delivered 100,000 coronavirus diagnostic kits to Iran, health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said, ISNA reported on Saturday.

  • Barbara Rizzoli 2020-05-06 18:00

    ICRC lauds Iran’s significant measures in fight against coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Barbara Rizzoli, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Tehran, has said the actions taken by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) to battle COVID-19 outbreak were very significant in various fields, including prevention and treatment.

  • WHO launches “Save Lives: Clean your hands” campaign to slow COVID-19 spread 2020-05-06 17:32

    WHO launches “Save Lives: Clean your hands” campaign to slow COVID-19 spread

    TEHRAN – The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a campaign, calling upon policymakers to provide the necessary infrastructure to allow people to electively perform hand hygiene in public places in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus brought healthcare reforms into sharp focus 2020-05-05 00:16

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Coronavirus brought healthcare reforms into sharp focus

    TEHRAN – The coronavirus outbreak proved that one-dimensional health systems cannot survive from health-threatening crises, which occur every few years in the form of infectious diseases, a mere view of treatment is not enough, so that the need for healthcare reforms should be brought into sharp focus.

  • crude oil prices 2020-04-29 10:33

    By Salman Parviz

    Oil producers dig into savings amid fiscal deficits

    Crude demand stymied by lockdowns due to Covid-19 outbreak

    TEHRAN- Today many of the world’s major cities remain under lockdowns while their respective government is implementing work-from-home schemes. This has dramatically reduced the number of cars on the streets and cut the demand from the transportation sector. With WTI hovering around $10 and Brent on $20 a barrel, oil-producing nations are feeling the pinch. 

  • Guterres thanks Muslims who ‘live by their faith’ as Ramadan approaches 2020-04-24 18:19

    Guterres thanks Muslims who ‘live by their faith’ as Ramadan approaches

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in a message appreciated Muslims who ‘live by their faith’ as activities during the holy month of Ramadan are affected by measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Why corona lockdown did not bring Tehran cleaner air? 2020-04-22 19:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Why corona lockdown did not bring Tehran cleaner air?

    TEHRAN – Many cities around the world have enjoyed cleaner air since restrictive measures were applied due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, Tehran, being hit by nitrogen oxides (NOX) pollutants, has experienced less clean air days.

  • Iranian researchers warn of ‘Covi-Flu’ effect on global economy, sustainable development 2020-04-22 19:37

    Iranian researchers warn of ‘Covi-Flu’ effect on global economy, sustainable development

    TEHRAN – The dangers of co-infection of Covid-19 and influenza A “Covi-Flu” to the global economy and sustainable development is closer and more devastating than it might look, according to an essay by Iranian researchers published by British Medical Journal.

  • Windsor John 2020-04-22 11:43

    AFC Champions League to go ahead: Windsor John

    TEHRAN - Windsor John, general secretary of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), said that the confederation is determined for the AFC Champions League to go ahead.

  • How Iran could curb COVID-19 despite sanctions, restrictions? 2020-04-19 18:54

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    How Iran could curb COVID-19 despite sanctions, restrictions?

    TEHRAN – Since the first case of coronavirus was identified in Iran, the country has taken extensive measures to curb the spread of the disease, so that daily death toll has been declining over the past few days, unlike some other countries around the world which are still grappling with high casualties and infection.

  • Bats have adapted to live with some deadly pathogens. 2020-04-15 22:32

    By Salman Parviz

    Theories on origins of COVID-19 disease

    WHO figure for April 13: 213 countries, 1,878,489 cases, 119,044 deaths

    There are many theories about the exact origins of the novel coronavirus, designated “nCoV-2019” by World Health Organization or commonly referred to as COVID-19 disease, also called SARS-CoV-2 because it is related to SARS pathogen. Theories about the missing link for transmission of the new coronavirus from bats to humans abound.

  • League of Historical Cities concerned over Iran sanctions amid COVID-19 2020-04-14 19:45

    League of Historical Cities concerned over Iran sanctions amid COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Daisako Kadokava, Kyoto mayor and the president of League of Historical Cities, has expressed concern over U.S. sanctions against Iran amid dealing with the coronavirus epidemic.

  • Knowledge-based companies pushing for ‘surge in production’ 2020-04-13 20:35

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Knowledge-based companies pushing for ‘surge in production’

    TEHRAN – Iran has developed plans to support and empower knowledge-based companies as a step forward to materialize the goal of a surge in production, as the economy is grappling with the coronavirus predicament.

  • IRCS receives public donations of $14m to contain coronavirus 2020-04-12 19:13

    IRCS receives public donations of $14m to contain coronavirus

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society has so far collected non-cash public donations worth 376 billion rials (nearly $9 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to counter COVID-19 pandemic in the country, IRCS head Karim Hemmati has announced.

  • Iran confirms 71,686 infections, 4,474 deaths 2020-04-12 14:59

    Coronavirus: Iran confirms 71,686 infections, 4,474 deaths

    TEHRAN- The total number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus in Iran has reached 71,686 of whom 4,474 have died and 43,894 recovered.

  • dedicated medics on frontline fighting the invisible enemy 2020-04-07 18:48

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Health Day: dedicated medics on frontline fighting the invisible enemy

    TEHRAN – This time, medical professionals have gone far to help patients afflicted by the coronavirus, so the least we can do is supporting them and paying tribute to those putting themselves at risk battling against a dangerous enemy which is not even visible.

  • Sourena Sattari 2020-04-06 23:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iranian startups in full swing to combat COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Since the onset of the coronavirus epidemic, startups, as well as knowledge-based companies, have been working round the clock to provide items to combat the outbreak.

  • Iran starts clinical trial on effectiveness of coronavirus drug  2020-04-06 17:55

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Iran starts clinical trial on effectiveness of coronavirus drug

    TEHRAN — Iranian medical authorities have agreed on carrying out a clinical trial on the effectiveness of favipiravir, a drug originally used in Japan for the treatment of new types of influenza.